In the construction industry, falls are a major cause of workplace-related deaths, responsible for over a third of construction worker fatalities. Of fatal falls occurring between 1992 and 2009, one third total were from roofs.
In the Academy Award-winning movie, portrays Matthew McConaughey as an electrician injured by being exposed to an arc flash—a type of electrical explosion produced by a combination of extreme heat, intense bright light, and a pressure wave.
Global warming could increase lightning strikes by 50 percent, according to recently published climatological research. The distribution of lightning activity may also change, raising the occurrence of lightning in regions that heretofore had little risk.